I manage my dad's care from out of state. I've been able to keep him at his home, where he wants to be, but he lives with his tenant who still leaves the house to go to work 3 x week, and two caregivers who live outside the home and come in.
What are precautions I should be asking them to take to protect him from the virus? Should they be wearing masks and gloves every day?
All you can do is follow the precautions set in place. Actually, CGs' may not feel comfortable coming to YOUR place.
Personally, I think this whole coronavirus thing has been blown way out of proportion--I AM taking it seriously, social distancing, staying home, washing my hands, but the news is incredibly frightening--b/c that's what the news DOES--blows stories out of the water to get ratings.
Try and calm yourself--have the necessary things AT THE DOOR when the CG comes and be sure they follow the guidelines as posted.
Being frantic and freaking out is not helping anyone.
People coming and going are a risk.
If it's not possible SuzanneFLORIDA posted this very useful link in another thread:
A Physician Assistant’s Guide
for anyone entering your home...